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A Confederate soldier assures his wife he will see her again, 1864

A Confederate soldier assures his wife he will see her again, 1864

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Written from camp near [Colombus]. Describes a sore on his arm and the swelling it has caused. Teases her about the number of shirts she sent him and tells her the weight of them is ruining his horse's back. Assures her of his safety and says he has faith God will allow him to see his family again. Writes, "I hope to meete god at the judgement bare and then be welcome to a seete onn his right hand and it is my prayers that you may be prepared to go with me thare to dwell in piece and happiness where there is no wars and pestilence..." Complains about the contempt other regiments feel towards his regiment.
Written from camp near [Colombus]. Describes a sore on his arm and the swelling it has caused. Teases her about the number of shirts she sent him and tells her the weight of them is ruining his horse's back. Assures her of his safety and says he has faith God will allow him to see his family again. Writes, "I hope to meete god at the judgement bare and then be welcome to a seete onn his right hand and it is my prayers that you may be prepared to go with me thare to dwell in piece and happiness where there is no wars and pestilence..." Complains about the contempt other regiments feel towards his regiment.

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A.D. Clifton to Sally Clifton
Columbus, Mississippi, 23 June 1864.Autograph letter signed, 4 pages.Head Quart camp [
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: near]June the 23near Colombo Mabry’s brig cav /64Dear wife Mother sisters and childrene This eavaning receved your first letter and and after carefuly peruseing its contents and with gratitude found that you were all well and doing well itgave me a great deel of satisfaction to here it I am well all but my arm the sore on my arme isnearley cured up [
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: it was large as your to fist or near] and gives me a greatdeel of paine I dont apprehend any danger from it Well Sallie I was so glad to here from you andreceieve a few lines from your kind hand for it seemed like it had been six months since I[
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receieved a letter from your kind hand do not neglect writing to me oftin as youcan fore if I were to receieve a letter from you every too or thre days it would please me verymutch write a soon as you can [
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] My love I was going out to pick some blackberries when brother came in I met him a bout a halfe a mile from camp I got a great many buries there weremoore than I ever say in any place in my life when I came back I receieved the clothes that[
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: you] sent me he gave me the letter when I met him and I read its contents in a shorttime the clothes suited me very well the boys said my shirt was so nice I wish that you had not[
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: have] sent me so many shirts fore it makes my load so heayy onn my horse fore his back is nearly ruined now fore there has been so much wet weather it has scalded the horses back and nearley ruined theme [
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] but my love you done as you wanted to a bout the shirts andit is write my love dont take it to hart a bout my being gann so long I put my trust in god and if he is willing I think I will be permitted to see you and family a gaine God is a just and all wise being my love think of me [
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] oftin for my prayers assends to god in your behalf I think of youoftin you may know I am conserned in Your well fare, here after I hope to meete god at the judgement bare and then be welcome to a seete onn his [
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The Gilder Lehrman Collection
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